On the plains of Tarangire, dotted with ancient baobab trees, elephants gather in herds hundreds strong, scratching dry riverbeds in search of underground springs. Rare black rhinos roam the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, which harbors Africa's densest concentration of wildlife within its 2,000-foot-high walls. Beyond, on the sweeping savannas of the Serengeti, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra flow in endless columns during the Great Migration, pursuing nutritious new grass watered by seasonal rains. Stealthy predators—lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena—trail behind. Witness the circle of life in secluded Tanzania, with a front-row view on some of the continent’s most extraordinary wildlife spectacles in iconic safari destinations...yet we get you off the well-trodden track for a rare and deeply moving experience of the African wild.
The Ultimate Migration ContextExperience the Great Migration from our exclusive mobile Migration Camp, redolent with vintage safari atmosphere in a remote setting
Private Flights = More Time on SafariThree internal flights allow us to cover vast territory without long, dusty overland drives—maximizing your time with wildlife instead!
Optimal Wildlife ViewingOur secluded camps in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire access some of Africa’s densest and most diverse wildlife concentrations
While many Tanzania itineraries may appear similar, there are seemingly small features that actually make a BIG difference to your overall experience. With our years of expertise in honing top-quality adventures—rather than cutting features to save a buck here or there—we have created a Tanzania safari that is truly superior. Here’s how:
An Itinerary Focused on Peak-Season Wildlife Viewing
Unlike many companies that operate the same standard Tanzania itinerary year-round, we tailor ours around seasonal events that determine the best wildlife presence and numbers. This trip operates during the dry season, when Tarangire National Park is packed with thirsty elephants, some of the largest herds in Africa with up to 300 individuals. We also visit the Serengeti when the plains are filled with roaming wildebeest and zebra herds, some 2 million strong. We may even have a chance to see these ungulates negotiate river crossings as they move in search of greener grass. And at this season, the Ngorongoro Crater, always full of wildlife, becomes an even greater menagerie.
Private Camps for Proximity to Wildlife Private bush camps allow us to avoid the crowds at big lodges while staying closer to wildlife. Particularly in the Serengeti, our own luxury mobile camp moves seasonally with the migration, allowing us to be in the right place at the right time for peak sightings. We are also able to locate our camp near the Mara River, enhancing our chance to see one of the famous river crossings that pits wildebeest against crocodile.
Stay Closest to the Crater Floor in Ngorongoro At the Ngorongoro Crater, we stay at camps that are inside both park gates and closer to the crater floor than other accommodations. This proximity allows expedited access to wildlife viewing in the crater early in the morning, when many animals are most active.
Fly Between Key Locations, to Reduce Long Drives & Enhance Time on Safari
Rather than subject you to long, dusty drives between camps, we have included three separate flights—a tremendous advantage when it comes to adding more time on safari with wildlife, and less time bouncing around in a vehicle on rough roads. Compare itineraries carefully: we doubt you'll find such transportation advantages on most safaris!
Small Groups, with a Window Seat for All Though many companies travel with 20 or more passengers in crowded mini buses, our maximum is typically 12 passengers—and we split that small group into separate vehicles, so each traveler can enjoy a window seat for uninterrupted wildlife viewing and photography.
4x4 Safari Vehicles Designed for Comfort and Reliability While many operators rely on vans or cramped mini buses, we charter the highest-quality safari vehicles designed to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities and your comfort. Our Toyota 4x4 Land Cruisers are custom-designed for bush travel, from extra suspension to window seats with superior springs and lumbar support, to graduated rows with individual roof hatches (ensuring no one blocks your view). At some of our camps, we use open 4x4 vehicles for the ultimate in unimpeded viewing. In all cases, you'll travel in the best safari vehicles available!
The World's Finest Safari Guides Natural Habitat Adventures is known worldwide for employing the finest naturalists on the planet! In Tanzania, rather than using less qualified local camp guides or an inexperienced guide as a trip escort, our NHA Safari Expedition Leaders are with you from beginning to end. Our Expedition Leaders are the most highly trained guides in Africa, renowned for providing exceptional service and with an average approximately 15 years' guiding experience. Their training is further enhanced by the resources of WWF’s premier scientists. See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Safari Experience Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee, which states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!